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Stats Corner: Williamses' Conquerors

Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova were just the ninth team to upend the Williams sisters in Grand Slam doubles action.

Published September 04, 2012 06:59

Stats Corner: Williamses' Conquerors
Maria Kirilenko, Nadia Petrova

NEW YORK, NY, USA - What many consider the upset of the US Open so far occurred in doubles Monday, as Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova stunned 13-time major champ Serena and Venus Williams in third round action. Coming into the match, the Williamses had a 104-8 record in Grand Slam play. So, who has pulled off the rare feat of taking them down at Slams? Kirilenko and Petrova should beware, as five of the previous eight Williams beaters were defeated in the next round and none have gone on to the title.

Team: Hetherington/Rinaldi
Circumstance: '97 US Open 1r
Score: 64 75
Result in that tournament: Lost two rounds later in 3r
Career Titles: 2

Team: Kijimuta/Smith
Circumstance: '98 Australian Open 3r
Score: 63 63
Result in that tournament: Lost next round in QF
Career Titles: 3

Team: Davenport/Zvereva
Circumstance: '99 Australian Open SF
Score: 16 64 64
Result in that tournament: Lost next round in F
Career Titles: 10, including '98 WTA Championships

Team: Callens/Rubin
Circumstance: '01 US Open 3r
Score: 62 46 75
Result in that tournament: Lost next round in QF
Career Titles: 0

Team: Dementieva/Krasnoroutskaya
Circumstance: '03 Wimbledon 3r
Score: 63 36 75
Result in that tournament: Lost two rounds later in SF
Career Titles: 1

Team: Yan/Zheng
Circumstance: '08 Australian Open QF
Score: 36 64 62
Result in that tournament: Lost next round in SF
Career Titles: 11, including '06 Australian Open and '06 Wimbledon

Team: Mattek-Sands/Petrova
Circumstance: '09 French Open 3r
Score: 76(4) 57 76(6)
Result in that tournament: Lost next round in QF
Career Titles: 2

Team: Vesnina/Zvonareva
Circumstance: '10 Wimbledon QF
Score: 36 63 64
Result in that tournament: Lost two rounds later in F
Career Titles: 0

Team: Kirilenko/Petrova
Circumstance: '12 US Open 3r
Score: 61 64
Result in that tournament: ?
Career Titles: 3

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